Breast Augmentation Basics

Written by Lana Hampton

Breast augmentation has beenrepparttar subject of much debate, and much has been said for and against it. Understandingrepparttar 144830 definition is, therefore, important. Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is usually carried out to increase breast volume (by one or two bra cup sizes) and enhance its shape following surgery. Often, after weight loss, childbirth, or simply due to aging, breasts lose volume and shape. Also, many women go for breast enlargement in order to have a fuller bustline. Breast augmentation can be performed at any age afterrepparttar 144831 breasts are developed; however, federal regulation prohibits this procedure for women below 18 years of age if itís done for aesthetic reasons alone. Breast tissue and skin is lifted to create a pocket for each implant. The implant is generally inserted directly underrepparttar 144832 breast tissue or beneathrepparttar 144833 chest wall muscle. The surgical incisions are made inrepparttar 144834 breast crease, aroundrepparttar 144835 nipple, or inrepparttar 144836 armpit to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible. After surgery, breasts appear fuller and more natural in tone and contour. Scars fade with time. Itís also vital to know about breast implant material andrepparttar 144837 process. Breast implants are generally silicone shells filled with either silicone gel or sterile saline water. Concerns regardingrepparttar 144838 safety of silicone breast implants have also given rise to some other gel-filled implants.

Advantage of using a saline-filled implant is that it requires only a small incision (less than an inch) underneathrepparttar 144839 breast, just aboverepparttar 144840 crease, for implantation. Another possible location forrepparttar 144841 incision is aroundrepparttar 144842 lower edge ofrepparttar 144843 areola (pigmented skin area surroundingrepparttar 144844 nipple). A third alternative is a small incision withinrepparttar 144845 armpit where a pocket is created behindrepparttar 144846 breast tissue or underneathrepparttar 144847 pectoral muscle forrepparttar 144848 implant to be inserted.

Tips for Discreet Breastfeeding in Public

Written by Carrie Lauth

If you're a new Mom who is nursing your baby you may be nervous about doing so in public.

Or perhaps you are disturbed by media reports of women who are harassed for breastfeeding in public and are considering pumping your milk to give your baby when you leave home.

Here are some tips for discreet breastfeeding that have worked for many Moms. Hopefully they will help you feel more comfortable nursing in public so you can avoidrepparttar inconvenience of pumping and preparing bottles.

1) Before you have your baby, attend a La Leche League or other breastfeeding support group meeting.

Unfortunately in our Society that gives lip service to repparttar 144829 benefits of breastfeeding, it is still rare to see Moms nursing in public, and so most of us grow up having our own babies never having seen another woman nurse.

Going to an LLL meeting and seeing how other Moms nurse their babies discreetly and confidently can boost your own confidence. They can also share with you tips that will make nursing in public easier for you.

2) Invest in a baby sling.

These are wonderful for making life with a baby easier all around, but one thing they're great for is discreet breastfeeding. I can't countrepparttar 144830 times someone approached me in a store and commented on my baby having no idea that s/he was latched on and nursing! The fabric ofrepparttar 144831 sling can be adjusted to come up overrepparttar 144832 baby's head (yet most babies don't mind this like they do a blanket), or you can userepparttar 144833 extra fabric onrepparttar 144834 "tail" to cover baby.

3) After your baby is born, practice nursing in front of a mirror or a friend to perfect your technique.

Once you and baby are getting to be old pros atrepparttar 144835 latch on, you can most likely do so in just a couple of seconds.

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